Sometimes your mixer might need some adjustments to be made and you can’t call customer service every time your mixers parts rub each other. There are two types of stand mixers: one with the tilt head and the other one whose bowl can be adjusted while its head stays still. So, we have documented the steps which you can follow next time you notice some issues with your mixer to adjust it regardless of its type.
Firstly, what do you need to make the adjustments?
- Stand mixer
- Flat beater blade
- Flat head screwdriver
Steps to follow:
Verify whether your mixer needs any adjustments
The first step while making any kind of adjustment to your stand mixer is to make sure that if it indeed needs an adjustment or not. So how do you do that? It’s pretty simple! All you have to do is listen.
If your bowl is too high, you will hear a metal on a metal sound which would be quite distinguishable. But if your bowl is too low, you won’t hear any sound which makes it a little tricky to determine if adjustments are in order. But if you check the bottom and the inside of your bowl, you will be able to see the tell-tale signs.
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Once you have determined that your stand mixer indeed needs to be adjusted, your first step should be to switch off the stand mixer and remove its plug from the socket. You don’t want any residual electric energy to interfere while you are in the process of adjustment. Always ensure your safety first while performing such tasks.
Locate the adjusting screw
Stationary models: In this model, first you will need to lower down your bowl, if it is raised, and then you will notice a screw directly behind the bowl holding arms’ containing part.
Tilt-head models: For this model, tilt the head back and you will see that the screw is exactly beneath where the head is attached to the stand.
Make the changes
Once you have located the screw, you can go ahead with your adjustments by turning it right or left depending on whether you want to increase the distance between the beater and the bowl or you want to lessen it, respectively.
Making it whole again
Once the desired changes have been made, put back the paddle or the beater back into the mixer and place your bowl in its original place. Check whether the attachment is now appropriately touching the bowl or not. This will help you in determining whether you made the wrong adjustment and if you need to redo it.
Once you have visually checked for the correctness of your adjustment, time to test the mixer and see if you hear any sounds now or not. Make sure that you don’t hear any kind of sound at all speeds while testing the new changes made.
Once you have tested the adjustments, you will be able to decide whether further adjustments are needed or if the mixer is fixed now. If further adjustments are needed, you can go ahead and re-adjust by turning the screw left and right according to your needs.
Now that you know how to easily adjust your mixer, don’t ignore the tell-tale signs of when your mixer needs it. Keep an eye for any unnecessary sound or scrap and fix the mixer at the first signs of it. After all, you don’t need the metal coating in your food for that extra iron in your body.
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